Prevention is always better than cure. Awareness regarding cancer and its preventive measures is less in India. Here’s a list of some cancer symptoms, which are overlooked by women.
Such bleeding could indicate something as benign as an endometrial polyp or something more serious like endometrial or cervical cancer
Ø Unexplained Weight Gain or Loss of appetite or weakness or fatigue
Ø Bloating- Ovarian cancer is considered to be the most deadly cancer among reproductive tract. If you any of the following symptoms persistently then you should consult your doctor.
Ø Changing bowel or bladder habits, such as urinating more frequently.
Ø low back or pelvic pain
Ø Skin Changes- Changes in moles or pigmented lesions on the vulva can also point to cancer.
Ø Blood in urine or faeces– Bloody stool is often from hemorrhoids, but it can also be a symptom of colon cancer. Bloody urine is usually the first sign of cancer of the bladder or kidneys.
Ø Changes in Lymph Nodes -Swollen neck nodes, nodes in underarms or any other abnormal swellings in the body.
Ø Long standing cough with blood could be a sign of lung cancer.